New World of Warcraft
Expansion Information Revealed!
To supplement the announcement that went out earlier, Blizzard has
compiled a thorough list of frequently asked questions that players may
have been quick to ask once the new expansion was revealed. On top of
this, there's also a lot of information on the back story behind the
Northrend area and the concept of the new hero class, the Death Knight.
This is a must-read for any World of Warcraft fan, and it should answer
any inquiries veteran players have about the game. Enjoy the read!
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The Death Knight is one of the many new features
established in Wrath of the Lich King.
Q: What are the features of the new expansion?
A: Wrath of the Lich King builds on the rich foundation established in
World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade, providing a wealth of new
content for players to explore. The harsh, forbidding continent of
Northrend, home of the Lich King and his undead minions, will be
uncovered on the world map, and to contend with the new challenges
found there, players will be able to advance to level 80, acquiring
potent new abilities and talents along the way.
In addition, Wrath of the Lich King will introduce the death knight
hero class to World of Warcraft. Once certain criteria are met, players
will be able to create a new death knight character, which will start
at a high level. Furthermore, player-vs.-player battles will reach a
new level of intensity with the addition of siege weapons and
destructible buildings, not to mention a new battleground. There will
also be an abundance of new quests, dungeons, monsters, items, and
recipes - as well as a new profession, inscription - for players to try
out. The expansion will include some additional character-customization
options for players as well. We’ll be going into more detail
on all of these features in the months ahead.
Q: How will the death knight class fit into the game?
A: The death knight combines martial prowess with dark, necromantic
energies. Players might be familiar with the death knight from
previously released Warcraft games - most recently, in the campaigns
for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and the Frozen Throne expansion, the
former paladin Arthas became a death knight and wreaked havoc across
Azeroth and Northrend before fusing with the spirit of
Ner’zhul to become the Lich King. The death knight is the
first hero class in World of Warcraft; once certain criteria are met,
players will unlock the ability to create a new death knight character,
which will begin play at a high experience level. We’re
currently exploring various options for how the death knight will play
and the types of abilities at its disposal, and we’ll be
revealing more information about this new class as we get further along
Q: Will the death knight have any abilities from previously released
A: The way we portrayed death knights in past Warcraft games is
certainly a source of inspiration, but we are still determining how
best to capture that feel within the mechanics of World of Warcraft,
and haven’t made any final determinations on specific
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The continent of Northrend is harsh and forbidding.
Q: What role will the death knight play in groups and raids?
A: In general terms, the death knight can be considered a type of class
that combines damage dealing and tanking, but naturally it will have an
array of unique abilities as well.
Q: What races will be allowed to play death knights?
A: We haven’t yet made a final determination about which
races can be death knights. However, the class will be available to
both the Alliance and the Horde.
Q: Will there be additional hero classes in the future?
A: Yes, we do intend to add more hero classes in the future, but right
now our focus is on the current expansion.
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